An audio archiving tool using MPEG-4 Audio Lossless Coding as the encoding engine offers the excellent compression performance and functionality for handling several audio files as one archived file. The archiving tool is suitable for a variety of applications. Test results shows that the compression performance of the proposed tool is much better than that of ZIP when the input data are audio files. This application format for the archiving tool has been proposed to the MPEG-A and is being discussed as one of the Multimedia Application Formats under development.
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